The NAACP honors chemist Percy Julian.
1947 (Jun 27)
Percy Julian, a Black research chemist in the area of human reproduction, was honored in New York by the NAACP. Julian, the son of a Montgomery, Alabama, railway clerk, graduated from DePauw University and was a researcher at Harvard University and the University of Vienna. He taught at Howard and DePauw before becoming an industrial chemist in Chicago. He later established his own company, Julian Laboratories, which manufactured soya products, hormones, and pharmaceuticals.